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Our Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

Welcome to another instalment of sweet new apps. In this week’s batch we’ve got an app that takes the concept of live video streaming to the next level, a social app that lets you spout off your opinion as much as you’d like, and more. Without further ado, let’s dig in.

Multitaskers Beware: This Service Makes You Focus On One Thing

Online instructional courses or web training can be boring. So that’s where any distraction ever comes in. Learning! But the online training company Mindflash is offering a new feature for their iPad services that ensures actual focus and participation. No reading Gizmodo allowed.

Ford Adds Shouty Tech To New Focus

What’s the worst thing about owning a hot hatch? Probably the fact that when your mate (who owns an enormous V8 sedan) comes for a ride with you, they’ll be underwhelmed by the relative purr that your car makes compared to theirs. Ford Australia has you covered with its new hatchbacks, which actually come with speaker kit designed to amplify the engine noise made by your diminutive sports hatch.

What Is Google Up To With Ford's Electric Focus?

Ford’s electric Focus was first announced this time last year — and now it’s slowly going in to production. But Google has its hands on some of the first vehicles to roll off the line. Just what are they doing with them?

Ford Focus 2011 Tech Hands-On: Active Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control

Lifehacker Australia was offered the opportunity to sit down for a chat with a couple of Ford executives and test drive the new 2011 Ford Focus last week. I was sent to get behind the wheel as the only member of the team with a full driver’s licence. One week, 800km and $70 worth of diesel fuel later, I was reluctant to give the keys back purely because of all the awesome tech I’m about to show you.

Lytro Is A Focus-Free Camera That Will Change How You Take Pictures

The digital camera market is about to be turn upside by a young Stanford Ph.D named Ren Ng. Ng is the brainchild behind the Lytro camera which lets you take pictures without focusing. The technology is mind-bending. Mind-blowing. Wow.

A Knob For Remote-Controlling Your Canon Camera's Focus

If you’re serious about shooting video with your DSLR, you might find yourself longing for a better way to get (and keep) things in focus. The $US400 Okii Systems USB Follow Focus lets you snap between four preset points of focus, in addition to controlling digital zoom, adjusting ISO, aperture and shutter speed, and starting and stopping shooting – pretty much a full remote setup without the dealing with a clunky computer.

What's The Difference Between The Human Eye And A Camera?

Pixiq has a great write up on the similarities and differences between the human eye and a camera. Apparently, we’re the same in image focusing and light adjustment but different in lens focus and sensitivity to light. What else?

Ford Focus Electric Will Glow Like Tron

The Ford Focus Electric will debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show and a teaser photo of it posted on the company’s Facebook page shows off a Tron-style glowing outlet orb. The Focus Electric goes on sale next year.

Samsung Focus Review: The First Windows Phone That Matters

Put bluntly, the Samsung Focus is the first Windows Phone that matters. But how good is it?

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